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The Montclair Art Museum thanks all of its wonderful volunteers!
The dedication of volunteers has been central to the growth and vitality of the Montclair Art Museum. By helping to create a diverse community of MAM members who reach out and serve the public, our volunteers further the mission of the Museum.
It is only with your help that we are able to serve so many in our community. Won't you get involved today?
Volunteer Opportunities

The Montclair Art Museum Volunteer Program is open to anyone 13 years of age and older who is passionate about serving our community! For an overview of the activities volunteers typically participate in, please click here. Please note, the Montclair Art Museum does not accept volunteers for court-ordered community service or any other community service requirement that is a result of a disciplinary infraction.
Applications for Volunteer Positions:
Adult Volunteer (18+ years old)
High School/ Junior High School Volunteer (13–17 years old)


Spring 2019 Internship Opportunities

The Montclair Art Museum internship intends to provide supervised practical training and professional development to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to MAM’s many departments. This unpaid internship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college (undergraduate or graduate program) who are at least 16 years old and for whom the internship will translate to course credit, school-to-work program, or another academic requirement approved by MAM and the student’s school. Students who cannot receive academic credit for the internship are not eligible to apply.


Internship Application

We are now accepting applications for Spring 2019. The deadline is November 5, 2018.

Download the application here.


Internships in the following departments are available for Spring 2019:


Accounting & Finance

Interns in the Accounting & Finance Department will gain hands-on experience working with the CFO and Senior Accountant of a non-profit organization, through tasks such as: assisting with financial reports and account reconciliation, providing support with audits, and completing data entry. Internship applicants must meet the following qualifications: currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; strong general accounting knowledge; strong writing skills; strong work ethic; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work independently and with a team, with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness; detail-oriented, with strong problem solving skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to interact with employees in a professional manner; and proficiency in Excel and Word.


Fundraising & Membership
The Development Department works with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to raise funds to support every facet of the Museum. They are responsible for memberships, donations, fundraising, special events, grants, and more. Interns in this department assist with tasks that support these activities. Primarily focusing on membership fulfillment, research, and donation requests, interns will leave with a full understanding of what it takes to raise funds for a Museum.


Special Events
Special Events involves strategizing and managing fundraising and cultivation events at the Museum to advance the involvement of a diverse community of donors and trustees. This includes the development of new experiences for MAM’s audience, planning receptions, private gallery viewings, and the annual Gala for MAM. Interns observe and assist with tasks such as conducting research related to upcoming events and supporting the overall production of development events. The ideal candidate is creative, organized, and has an attention to detail.


Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications Intern will assist with all aspects of promoting the Museum, including audience development, media research, campaign design, social media marketing, media tracking, data reporting and analysis, and digital advertising. The ideal candidate is creative, fearless, passionate about the arts, and eager to gain real world experience working in marketing and public relations.


Vance Wall Art Education Center
The Vance Wall Art Education Center offers a full schedule of engaging programs for schools, families, teens, and adults as well as art classes, workshops, and camps for all levels of learners. The department also develops special interpretation for collections and exhibitions.  Interns in this department observe and assist a range of programs led by docents and instructors. Interns may also assist with program evaluation and research opportunities.



Summer 2019 Internship Opportunity


Marketing and Communications

Offered in partnership with AAMD

This intern will assist with projects such as social media strategy, content marketing for print and digital, and data analysis, which will result in having marketing samples for their portfolio. This internship is available to undergraduate students in their rising sophomore, junior, or senior years, who either permanently reside or attend college in Essex, Passaic, Bergen, or Hudson County, New Jersey. Interns must commit to 35 hours per week for a consecutive 12 week period starting in June and ending in August 2019.  A stipend of $6,300 will be provided.


Download Internship Application


This application is due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019. Applications are preferred by mail, but are accepted by email or fax as well. All applicants will be notified via email when their complete application is received; selected applicants will be contacted for interviews during the month of March. A final decision will be made by Monday, April 15, 2019.


For more information, please contact:
Sophiana Leto, Development Associate, Volunteers & Major Gifts, 973-259-5124, sleto@montclairartmuseum.org

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